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Inventory Control Manager

Warsaw, Indiana, 46582, United States
January 18, 2017

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Bryan Piper

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Indiana University Kokomo

Master of Business Administration – May 2007

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Indiana University Kokomo and Bloomington

Bachelor of Science in Business Management – December 1998

Associate of Science in Applied Business Studies – May 1998

Purdue University Technical Assistance Program

Certified Six Sigma Black Belt – December 2011

Willing to relocate to preferred geographical regions


Materials Manager March 2016 – November 2016

Winona PVD, LLC

Warsaw, Indiana

Achievements/Principle Activities

Manager of strategic sourcing, purchasing, inventory, production scheduling, warehousing and shipping activities.

Lead cross-functional initiatives to create processes, develop structure and formulate decision making data.

Developed key performance measurements for purchasing, shipping and general supply chain activities.

Lead implementation of ERP modules for purchasing and inventory. Implementation activities included development of scope of work, process flow diagrams, master data collection and inventory segmentation.

Achieved annual cost savings above $750K during first eight months through strategic sourcing initiatives and supplier negotiations.

Developed forecasting models, work instructions and order guidelines for primary materials.

Supply Chain Sourcing Leader May 2007 – December 2015

Owens Corning – Thermafiber Mineral Wool Division

Wabash, Indiana


Lead sourcing, warehouse operations, inventory control and outbound logistics activities.

Drove process efficiency and savings for five years as strategic sourcing leader of MRO activities.

Created a solid supply base and optimized cost, quality and support by leading strategic sourcing initiatives for all materials and services.

Achieved long term growth and partnership objectives by developing and maintaining key supplier relationships. Achieved cumulative cost savings in excess of $6M.

Exceeded sourcing objectives for payment terms, unit price and delivery as author and negotiator for key supplier agreements.

Identified opportunities and reduced operational risk through market and data analysis.

Reduced plant input and operations cost in excess of $500K annually by performing supplier quality audits and developing statistical based material specifications.

Optimized process efficiency across multiple functional areas. Principle designer and project leader of customized SQL platform to manage warehouse schedules, truckload tendering, freight cost, bar coding, data collection and reporting.

Promoted several key staff members through quarterly performance discussions, ongoing training and mentoring.

Exceeded key strategic metrics and optimized process capabilities by leading continuous improvement initiatives based on root cause analysis utilizing DMAIC, Lean and Six Sigma tools.

Optimized warehouse efficiency, storage utilization and safety through cumulative capital projects and CI initiatives.

Optimized inventory levels and partnered with plant functional areas to meet customer demand.

Exceeded profit and on time delivery targets managing outbound carrier relationships including shipping lane cost, trailer pool assignments and assessorial agreements.

Achieved successful implementation of SAP as on-site deployment leader for sourcing, transportation and warehouse.

Provided leadership for $100M mineral wool expansion project by identifying, negotiating and securing key raw materials, supporting equipment trials and researching data for sustainability and environmental permit processes.


APICS Inventory Control Workshop to include Inventory Management, MRP/BOM Planning, Physical Inventory and Distribution Management

Lifting, fall protection and ergonomics

Carbon monoxide detection and safety

PPE and machine guarding safety

Owens Corning Hazard Recognition and Control

Fire safety

Blood borne pathogen assessment

Confined space entry

Crain/Hoist/Forklift safety

Failure, Mode, Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA) training and certification

People Leadership Fundamentals training through Owens Corning

Lock, Tag, Try (LTT) energy isolation systems under Owens Corning safety program


APICS (American Production and Inventory Control Society) Ft. Wayne Chapter Board of Directors, April 2012 to the April 2014 as Director of Events.

Member of APICS National Association, 2007 - 2016


MS Office AutoCAD 2014

Visio Adobe Acrobat 10X Pro

SAP 6.0 Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009

MS Project Minitab

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